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Noun: incipience  in'si-pee-un(t)s
  1. Beginning to exist or to be apparent
    "he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850";
    - incipiency

Derived forms: incipiences

Type of: beginning, commencement, first, get-go [N. Amer], kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time

Encyclopedia: Incipience